24 Oct '16, 12pm

Chinese investment hurts Malaysian durian farmers

Chinese investment hurts Malaysian durian farmers

Chinese investment hurts Malaysian durian farmers Chinese companies are investing huge amounts of money in the Malaysian city of Kuanta, but their investments in bauxite mining are causing serious environmental damage affecting rivers, air quality and the durian harvest. As the first such in Malaysia to be jointly developed by both countries, the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park has drawn investment pledges of more than US$3.5 billion by Chinese companies. But while such investments are expected to create thousands of jobs for locals, the Chinese presence has sparked mixed reactions – in no small part because of the environmental impact of some projects, as the programme The Maritime Silk Road found out. The six-part series explores the impact of China’s ambitious plan for a modern-day Silk Road on the people in the countries that it links up. The mining of bauxite, ...

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